Malteaser Cupcakes

I have done quite a bit of baking this December and it is definitely helping to get me into the Christmas spirit but I have discovered that I am not a fan of baking whilst pregnant…I cannot lick the bowl! Despite this, I have soldiered through and the recipe I am sharing today is for Malteaser Cupcakes. This idea was inspired by the Malteaser Christmas Pudding Recipe that is making the rounds on Facebook and the fact that my husband loves Malteasers. So here is what I did:


  • 100g of Sugar
  • 150g of Butter
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 100g of Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 75g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Cocoa
  • 96 Malteasers (there is a reason why that is so specific)
Malteaser Cupcakes
Malteaser Cupcakes


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180C (Fan) and placing your cupcakes cases into the tray
  2. Mix the sugar and 100g of the butter until smooth in a large bowl
  3. Once smooth, sieve in the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and flour and mix until fully combined and crumbly
  4. Then add the 2 eggs and whisk until the batter is silky
  5. Divide equally into your cupcakes cases
  6. Before placing into the oven pop one malteaser into the centre of each cupcake mix and push it down
  7. Place into your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes (you can tell when the cupcakes are ready bu gently prodding the top, if it bounces back, you are good to go)
  8. Once baked, take out of the oven and allow to cool
  9. Whilst they cool you can prepare the frosting by sieving the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl
  10. Then add the remaining butter and cream until smooth
  11. Use a palette knife to cover the top of each cupcake with frosting
  12. Then add your Malteasers, I did this by adding one to the middle of each cupcake first then going back and creating a ring around this with more Malteasers (as you can see in the picture), it took 7 Malteasers for each cupcake
  13. Once you have repeated this on each, you can enjoy!

Note: This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

I must confess I did not personally eat one of these Malteaser Cupcakes as I am not a fan of Malteasers but my husband took them to work which resulted in messages of praise from his colleague so I think I can say they were good! They also looked really great and I think that they would look really pretty at Christmas as another treat for everyone (who likes Malteasers) to enjoy!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Liking this will give it a try !

  2. anainturkey says:

    Yummy! And congratulations to the parents to be!! 🙂

  3. sarahpratley says:

    These sound amazing!! Will have to try them 🙂 x

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